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2018 - 2023


March 2023

The Washington Post interviewed Luxurique's Naomi Mano to get her insider tips on where to go and what to do on your next Japan trip. Read the article here.


January 2023

Italy's The Way Magazine interviews Naomi Mano to discuss Japan's charms and Luxurique's ability to deliver the experiences you want when you want them, without compromise. Read the full article here

December 2022

Luxurique's CEO, Naomi Mano, was interviewed for The Washington Post about how our UHNW guests take their skiing trips in Japan to the next level. Click here to read the whole article. 


December 2022

Furusato Japan was mentioned in Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Click here to read it. 

September 2022 

Luxurique launched Furusato Japan at a press conference in Tokyo American Club. Furusato Japan supports foreign residents in Japan who want to contribute to the Furosato Nozei tax system. The website, in English and Japanese, features a curated selection of Return Gifts and experiences that deepen connections with Japan while driving sustainable tourism. 


Coverage of Furusato Japan is featured in:

The Japan Times

The Japan Times (again)


Kyodo News

The Sankei Shimbun

Japan Today

Time Out

Tokyo Weekender

Yahoo Japan

Japan Forward

PR Times

Hoteres Online

Saga Newspaper

September 2022

Luxurique CEO and founder, Naomi Mano spoke to NHK World to discuss Japan’s reopening strategy. In this interview, she explains why Japan needs to implement measures beyond raising daily entries, such as dropping visa requirements. Click here to see the whole segment.

August 2022

In her roles as President of Japan MICE Association and Luxurique CEO, Naomi Mano spoke at PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Destination Marketing Forum 2022, held in Hat Yai, Thailand. The event brought together 300 of the most prominent players in the travel industry to discuss the theme of “building back sustainably through cultural heritage and community-based tourism.”  In her panel discussion, FOCUS on MICE: The changing world of MICE, Mano discussed how this sector is leading the tourism industry as it reopens worldwide. 

Read more about the insights she shared here.

June 2022

Naomi Mano was quoted in the Hindustan Times about travellers being eager for Japan's borders to reopen. 

Click here to read the article.


February 2021
Luxurique planned, produced, and executed the US Host Town Symposium, an event within the 2021 Host Town Summit held by Japan's Cabinet Secretariat.  Approximately 100 people from the US Host Towns, US Embassy, US Sports Federations, and US Athletes attended the online event.

December | 2020

President Naomi Mano appears as a panellist for the PATA Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery Trends & Outlook Webinar to discuss the future of the MICE industry post-COVID-19.

October  |  2020
President Naomi Mano appears on NHK World's Newsroom Tokyo, to speak about "Envisioning Post-pandemic Tourism. Read more.

September  |  2020
An article on President Naomi Mano "Plugging the Gap" on TTG MICE.

September  |  2020
An article on President Naomi Mano "Meet the Japanese Omotenashi consultant selling what money can't buy" posted on Kyodo News, the Japan Times, and The Mainichi (English version).

August  |  2020

President, Naomi Mano, also the chairman of Japan MICE Association, to be the moderator for “Business Travel Conference 2020” to discuss among four other specialists on the future of MICE in Japan.  Article on Sankei Newspaper (National newspaper) and Sankei Web regarding the event.

February  |  2020
President, Naomi Mano to be a speaker at Japan Internal Cabinet Host Town Summit held in Tokyo, Japan (Summit cancelled due to COVID-19).

October  |  2019
President, Naomi Mano to be a speaker at PDMF (PATA Destination Marketing Forum) held at Pattaya, Thailand.

July  |  2019
President, Naomi Mano to be a Guest Lecturer on "Japan's Service Marketing" at Toyo Gakuen University.

May  |  2019
Luxurique to exhibit at IMEX Frankfurt, Germany.

March 07  |  2019

President, Naomi Mano to be a panellist for Happy Woman Festa Kyoto 2019 by Sankei Shinbun.

December 10  |  2018

President, Naomi Mano published a book about Japan's inbound market titled "The Illusion of Hospitality."

December 4-6  |  2018

Luxurique to exhibit at ILTM Cannes, Palais des Festivals et des Congres, France.

September 08  |  2018

Luxurique is featured on the article “There’s a little place I know” - The Times. Read the article here

September 01  |  2018

President, Naomi Mano is expected to lead a keynote speech at Korea Luxury Travel Mart.

August 01  |  2018

Luxurique is featured on the article “The last day of Tsukiji” - DestinAsian.

May 21  |  2018

President, Naomi Mano to be panellist for ILTM Asia Pacific Educational Seminar in Singapore.

May 22 – 24  |  2018

Luxurique to exhibit at ILTM Asia Pacific, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

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